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tret

[tret] /trɛt/
noun
1.
(formerly) an allowance for waste, after deduction for tare.
Origin
1490-1500
1490-1500; < Anglo-French, variant of trait act of drawing; see trait
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British Dictionary definitions for tret

tret

/trɛt/
noun
1.
(commerce) (formerly) an allowance according to weight granted to purchasers for waste due to transportation. It was calculated after deduction for tare
Word Origin
C15: from Old French trait pull, tilt of the scale; see trait
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Word Origin and History for tret

c.1500, of unknown origin.

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